Chick-fil-A Bowl/Shelton Leadership Scholarship

First preference: be a graduate of the National Football Foundation’s Play It Smart Program in Atlanta. Renewable.
Second preference: graduates of high schools in the metro Atlanta area. Non-renewable.
Shelton Leadership Center

Selection criteria:
Leadership Experience and Potential — Applicants should have a history of participation in school and community activities, and a goal of increasing involvement, particularly in the area of leadership development. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to understand and apply concepts of values-based leadership and selfless service. They must also be willing to critically examine their own behavior and performance.

Evidence of Personal Character and Integrity — Applicants should demonstrate characteristics of high personal character, perhaps using this strength of character to be resilient in the face of extenuating family circumstances, or in overcoming significant obstacles. Applicants should demonstrate how purposeful commitment to critical thinking as an intellectually disciplined process is guided by personal beliefs and ethical values.

*Orientation toward Community and Service *— Applicants should have an awareness of themselves as members of broader communities that they depend on and help shape. Applicants should exhibit an active commitment to responsible stewardship and a desire to help address community, state, national, or global issues through participation and service.

Commitment to Personal Growth — Applicants must have a desire to actively participate in developing themselves as leaders by seeking out new experiences, gaining new skills, and making a commitment to ongoing self-discovery and personal development. It is expected that there will be evidence of time management skills necessary to accomplish multiple personal goals.

Commitment to Physical Fitness and Wellness — Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to overall health and wellness. Activities should reflect a commitment to physical fitness and the discipline and time management skills necessary to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Supplemental Questions
  1. What is the most significant leadership position or role you have experienced, and what did you learn about yourself?
  2. How would your friends describe your character and core values? Describe a difficulty or hardship that you have encountered. Explain how you dealt with the hardship, how your core values and personal beliefs influenced your actions, and what you learned from the experience.
  3. Assume you have a magic wand that can be used to correct, impact or otherwise influence society, your environment, etc. How would you use that magic wand, and why?
  4. What are your leadership strengths and weaknesses and what new experiences and skills do you intend to gain in the next four years to help you grow as a leader?
  5. What do you currently do to maintain your physical fitness? What connections do you see between physical fitness and leadership?
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